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Over 10,000 people have died of Ebola since outbreak began: WHO
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Over 10,000 people have died of Ebola since outbreak began: WHO

The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone on Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that it had killed over 10,000 people.

WHO recommends annual vaccination as most effective solution to combat swine flu
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WHO recommends annual vaccination as most effective solution to combat swine flu

Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating swine flu, which has killed more than 1,200 people this year in India, WHO has said.

Over 140 test positive for swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir
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Over 140 test positive for swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir

Nineteen more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the total number of positive cases to 143 in the state.

BJP MLA in Rajasthan tests positive for swine flu, death toll in state at 212
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BJP MLA in Rajasthan tests positive for swine flu, death toll in state at 212

Seven more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan even as BJP MLA Surya Kanta Vyas tested positive for the virus.

Swine flu kills 11 people in Gujarat, death toll in state climbs to 197
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Swine flu kills 11 people in Gujarat, death toll in state climbs to 197

Swine flu claimed 11 lives in the state on Saturday, taking the disease-related death toll to 197 this year.

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia writes to Health Minister on swine flu
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Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia writes to Health Minister on swine flu

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday expressed serious concern over the spread of swine flu.

Rajasthan: 8 more die of swine flu, death toll climbs to 191
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Rajasthan: 8 more die of swine flu, death toll climbs to 191

Swine flu has claimed eight more lives in Rajasthan since Wednesday, raising the toll to 191 this year.

Ebola outbreak claims 8,400 lives so far, appears to be slowing down: UN
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Ebola outbreak claims 8,400 lives so far, appears to be slowing down: UN

An outbreak of Ebola that has claimed more than 8,400 lives in West Africa appears to be slowing down, though the battle to contain the disease is not over.

Ebola ebbs: Liberia plans to reopen schools next month
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Ebola ebbs: Liberia plans to reopen schools next month

Liberia plans to reopen schools in February, six months after the government ordered them closed because of the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 3,400

Bat-filled hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola epidemic's ground zero: scientists
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Bat-filled hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola epidemic's ground zero: scientists

More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since a two-year-old boy died in the village of Meliandou in December 2013.

Liberia reports dozens of fresh Ebola cases along border with Sierra Leone
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Liberia reports dozens of fresh Ebola cases along border with Sierra Leone

Nearly 3,400 people have died from Ebola in Liberia over the past year with nearly 8,000 cases, though health officials say the situation has improved especially in the capital, Monrovia.

Blood from Ebola survivors may treat the deadly virus: Reports
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Blood from Ebola survivors may treat the deadly virus: Reports

While there are no drugs available to treat Ebola, the new approach involves transfusing patients with blood plasma donated by survivors, which contains antibodies against the virus.

Two vaccines to prevent Ebola safe, confirms trial
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Two vaccines to prevent Ebola safe, confirms trial

Each volunteer was randomly assigned to receive an intramuscular injection of either the Ebola vaccine, Marburg vaccine, both vaccines or placebo.

Researchers identify 53 drugs that may prevent Ebola infection
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Researchers identify 53 drugs that may prevent Ebola infection

Researchers have found 53 existing drugs that may keep the deadly Ebola virus from entering human cells.

Ebola can be contained by mid-2015: UN chief Ban Ki-moon
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Ebola can be contained by mid-2015: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus could be contained by mid-2015.

Ebola may be deadlier and more widespread than we think, says study
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Ebola may be deadlier and more widespread than we think, says study

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has grown exponentially since May and has already killed over 5,000 people.

Australian PM Abbott to increase Ebola aid to $20 million in West Africa
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Australian PM Abbott to increase Ebola aid to $20 million in West Africa

Australian Prime Minsiter Tony Abbott on Wednesday said his government will increase its financial aid to combat Ebola in West Africa.

Survey shows Americans want Ebola medics to be quarantined
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Survey shows Americans want Ebola medics to be quarantined

Doctors Without Borders said last week that some American workers were delaying their return to the United States after working in West Africa and staying in Europe for 21 days, Ebola virus's maximum incubation period.

World Bank chief urges Asia to send health workers to Ebola-hit Africa
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World Bank chief urges Asia to send health workers to Ebola-hit Africa

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday urged Asia to send trained health workers to Ebola-stricken West Africa.

Ebola may not be deadly for everyone, says study
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Ebola may not be deadly for everyone, says study

Ebola may not be a deadly disease for everyone, suggests a new study that found the virus affects different people differently.